The Sierra Nevada Mountains stand between California and the outside world. Within the 400 miles of these rugged, steep mountains, are two railroad routes. The southern route, Donner Pass, climbs ... (more)
UP 8452 leads an eastbound manifest train east of Taylor, TX on the Austin Sub.
Colorado's Western Slope is home to gritty mountain railroading. Heavy trains, deep canyons and treacherous curves are common along this route. Here, a loaded coal train running 2x2x2 thunders thr... (more)
3 repainted EMD's lead a detouring AGBML down Cajon Pass on the steep 3% south track.
Double tracking on the Yuma Sub has necessitated a large increase in MOW traffic. An example is this Murdock, UT-Bertram, CA ballast train passing under the searchlights at Mecca.
Dutifully keeping the tail end of UP's ZLAAH intermodal train under control, UP SD70ACe 8452 rolls east through Lake Point while a cloud casts a shadow on the nearby Oquirrh Mountains.
Westward View - UP 8542 leads a Westbound unit train (probably Potash from Trona) down the Palmdale Cut Off on UP's Mojave Subdivision in the Cajon Pass, while a BNSF double stack creeps up the pa... (more)